Melissa .. I too am a descendent of Thomas McCubbin. David McCubbin (his youngest son) was my great grandfather. Thomas married Emily RUPE on 8 Sept. 1864(not Reese)I have the marriage certificate. Emily'smaiden name was Atterberry she was the daughter of James & Mary Atterberry. in the 1860 census she and two of her children (James and Mary E) are shown living with them. I have all th birth, death and marriage certificates to prove this history .. however, sadly it is as far back as I can verify. Thomas is "believed" to be the first born son of David McCubbin and Louisa Jane Gum (they married 19 July 1834 in Green County, Kentucky) there is no record of Louisa past that date and nowhere is there to be found a birth certificate for Thomas. I have been researching this for over 20 years and am at my wits end. if I can give you any help you can e mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org (I live in Las Vegas) and if you find ANY verification of Thomas parents please let me know.